Every car and driver is different. One person might drive all day for business while an other will use it to get work and work back home. As a result, changing your cars’ fluids depends on how often you drive, driving conditions, and climate: normal or severe. With summer just around the corner, you will probably find yourself trying to escape the heat. That is why, you will need to consult your owner’s manual to ensure your fluids are at the proper levels. This will keep your car running efficiently.
Here is a list of fluids you should be checking:
- The dipstick has markings that indicate levels. It is important to keep the oil at proper levels because the engine oil lubricates and protects the engine from metal on metal contact.
- Check the fluids when the car is running or fully warmed up
- Don’t forget to turn off your vehicle and wait until the car has cooled down to check the coolant fluids.
- The plastic container has easy to read fill level lines.
- This looks similar to the brake fluids, but it will have lines for hot and cold engine levels.
- This can remain low or full.
Checking the car fluid levels does not take much effort, or a skilled professional. A quick check will avoid letting fluid levels to drop below the fill line and you will avoid severe damage to your car.
As always, check your owner’s manual for the recommended schedule and come into Chevron Fast Lube